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This Neurosurgeon Resident Just Made History at Johns Hopkins Medical School

Ghanaian medical student, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, is Johns Hopkins' first black, female neurosurgeon resident.

Today in #BlackGirlMagic news:


Ghanaian medical student, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah just became the first black, female neurosurgical resident at Johns Hopkins' Hospital, and is now officially every African parent's dream.

Abu-Bonsrah, who moved to the U.S. with her parents at 15, received the news last week after completing the matching process, which occurs yearly for medical students throughout the country. She's received prior medical training at Johns Hopkins and will graduate from the university before beginning her residency.

"I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care, I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure," said Abu-Bonsrah in a statement. "I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care."

The doctor hopes to build a lasting legacy in the medical world, which should be no issue, given what she's already accomplished. "I want to be remembered for serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons," she says.

Major congrats to her!

 

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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